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Old July 30th, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Default Phase 2 Audio Upgrade

So, onto Phase 2 of my Audio Upgrade. This phase adds in another amp and 2 subs in a custom box. I upgraded the fuse holder, put in a bigger fuse, and put the amps on a board.

I hit a few snags on the way, but I worked the bugs out through trial and error.

Shopping list of major components for Phase 2.

Ordered from..........Description......................... .Unit...... Qty... Total
Sonicelectronix.com..Infinity 1600a Amplifier........199.99....1......$199.99
Sonicelectronix.com..Infinity 102.7w Subwoofer.....099.99....2......$199.98
Sonicelectronix.com..Streetwires ZN5210..............011.99....1......$011.99 2ch patch cable, 3.3’
Sonicelectronix.com..Streetwires FBXS424.............024.99....1......$024.99 Fused distro block
Sonicelectronix.com..Streetwires FSAFS80.............007.99.....1.....$007.99 80amp AFS fuse
Sonicelectronix.com..Streetwires FSAFS60.............007.99.....1.....$007.99 60amp AFS fuse
Sonicelectronix.com..Monster Cable speaker wire..012.99.....1.....$012.99 12ga, 25’
Sonicelectronix.com..Scosche e2 ANL fuse 150a....001.49.....1.....$001.49 150amp ANL fuse
Sonicelectronix.com..Speaker Terminal Cup.........002.99.....1......$005.98
Sonicelectronix.com..Bosch Single Relay Socket....001.49.....1......$001.49
Sonicelectronix.com..Bosch SPDT relay................004.99.....1......$004.99
Sonicelectronix.com..Poly Fil..............................003.99.....1..... .$003.99
Crutchfield.com........Streetwires FHXL4................039.99.....1.....$039.99 ANL fuse holder
Crutchfield.com........Streetwires Single clip it........005.59.....2.....$011.18
Crutchfield.com........Streetwires Dual clip it..........005.59.....1.... $005.59
Crutchfield.com........Streetwires 4ga Red wire.......002.39.....4.....$009.56
Crutchfield.com........Streetwires 4ga Clear wire.....002.39.....3.....$007.17
Crutchfield.com........Streetwires 4ga Power rings...007.99.....1.....$007.99
.................................................. ..................................Total $565.34
Subwoofer Box Construction:
MDF ¾”x49”x97”............$26.65
Silicone Caulk................$05.97
Screws, 2”, 1 Lb.............$07.89
Lenox 3/8” hole saw bit..$17.97
Lenox 2 5/8” hole saw....$13.27
........................Total $71.75

Other items needed:
5x20mm fuse holder............ 002.69.. 1 $002.69 for the turn on leads
3 amp fuse......................... 002.99.. 1 $002.99
30 amp inline fuse holder..... 002.69.. 1 $002.69 protection
10ga wire, 35’...................... 015.99.. 1 $015.99 brings power into the truck
8 pos bus strip..................... 001.99.. 1 $001.99
4 pos terminal strip.............. 002.29.. 2 $004.58 distribution block for power
10-12ga connector pack......... 006.23.. 1 $006.23
Wire loom/split loom 3/8”...... 002.58.. ? $
#10 panhead self tap – bag... 001.18.. 1 $001.18 securing amp board to wall
#10 flat washer – bag............ 001.18.. 1 $001.18
8-32 pronged tee nuts – bag.. 001.18.. 4 $004.72 attach amps to board
8-32 ½” machine screw – bag.. 001.18.. 4 $004.72 attach amps to board
#8 flat washer – bag.............. 001.18.. 1 $001.18 attach amps to board
#8 split lock washer – bag...... 001.18.. 1 $001.18 attach amps to board
¼”x2’x4’ plywood.................. 006.44.. 1 $006.44 to mount amps on
#8 self tap screws ½”............. 001.18.. 1 $001.18 to mount the clip its
.................................................. .Total: $058.94



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Default Wiring and Amp Mounting

First start off with re-fusing the amp power wire. I upgraded to the ANL style fuse and upped the rating to 150. In hindsight, that’s WAY to much. But here’s what it looked like:


Now, I had to update the turn on lead going to the amp from the radio. It had to support 2 amps, and I went ahead and wired up a relay. I just drew up a wiring diagram, and if needed, I can scan it or take a picture of it and post it. Here’s what it looks like:

Yeah, I know it looks like a bird’s nest…

Now, to ground the amps, I relocated the one ground and moved it to the tether strap anchor bolts behind the seat. I sanded down the paint, and put the wire connectors on first, then the anchors.


Now to mount 2 amps on the back wall is a bit tricky. Here is one snag I hit because of failure to measure. I mounted both amps to a sheet of plywood, and also mounted the fused distribution block on this board as well.


All was fine and dandy until I went to put the board in place. I had to move the left amp over to the left about 2 inches to clear a piece that supports the seat back. Here’s what it looks like after relocating the amp:


And here we have the amp board installed in the truck with all wires attached. You can see at the bottom why I had to move the amp over. Also notice the set of patch cables attaching the amps together. This is where preamp outputs come in very handy. The left amp powers the subs, and the right amp powers the door speakers. The sub amp came with a sub level remote, and that black wire attached to the top of the left amp is for that.


And last, here’s a shot with the sound dampening material back in place on the back wall, and the seat back is ready to go back on.


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Interior Trim/Carpet Removal


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I didn’t take very many pictures on how I built the sub box, but it helps to draw up plans and a cut out diagram so you know what you need. Then, build a cardboard template to see if it’ll fit. Here’s a pic of my cardboard template:


I was lucky that I had a friend that owns a table saw. I had to build a jig so that I could cut the end pieces and center divider/support.


Since I was building a box from scratch, I needed to wire up the speaker terminal cups. I soldered the connections that would be on the inside of the box:




I also jammed some polyfill stuffing into each cavity of the box. I had a 20oz package of the stuff and didn’t even use a whole bag. I put maybe 7 to 9 oz each side.

The completed sub box:












So there you have it. My home built sub box. It has .57 cu/ft per side (it’s really about .578 drivers side and .576 passenger side). I used ¾” MDF. I used standard wood glue and screws for the construction. I also caulked all corners with silicone.

And no, 95, I haven’t carpeted it yet.

The Amp specs:
600 W RMS x 1 channel @ 2 ohms
894 W dynamic power @ 2 ohms into 1 channel
Signal to noise: 80dBA
Freq response: 11Hz – 330Hz

The Sub Specs:
1 or 4 ohm selectable DVC (set to 1 Ohm)
350 W RMS, 1400W Peak
89dB sensitivity (the higher the better)
Freq response: 20Hz – 250Hz

So, having both subs at 1 ohm each, the amp sees this as a 2 ohm load. But the power is being split between 2 voice coils, thus each sub gets 300 watts RMS and no more than 447 dynamic (if that means peak).

Here are the amps at night. It’s a shame that no one will ever see them.


This phase was installed on 25 Mar 09.

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Big 3 Upgrade
Seat Removal
Interior Door Disassembly SCrew (RCab/SCab similar)
Interior Trim/Carpet Removal


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Default Wiring Diagrams

Here's my homemade wiring diagrams so that you can see how they're wired up.

Charging and underhood power distribution:

Amp Power Distro inside the cab (behind the back seat):

Amp turn on lead diagram (also in cab):

Double(. Y .)Dee
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OIF III ('05) & OIF VIII ('10)
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Gotts Mod - 4.6L (5.4L similar)
Big 3 Upgrade
Seat Removal
Interior Door Disassembly SCrew (RCab/SCab similar)
Interior Trim/Carpet Removal


"Fighting is not handing out cookies, it's gunfire and rockets, and there will be casualties." - Haji Khalifa Mohammad Shah
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Another great job of posting DD! :twothumbsup: bet it sounds great.I am going to print out my up grade lists and take a photo and then upload them to my gallery then make my post.I have never been able to get my presentation to upload to the site.

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